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Energies 2014, 7(10), 6665-6688; doi:10.3390/en7106665

Electromagnetic Analysis and Design of Switched Reluctance Double-Rotor Machine for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Department of Electrical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, China
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Received: 1 July 2014 / Revised: 11 September 2014 / Accepted: 29 September 2014 / Published: 16 October 2014

Abstract

The double-rotor machine is a kind of multiple input and output electromechanical energy transducer with two electrical ports and two mechanical ports, which is an ideal transmission system for hybrid electric vehicles and has a series of advantages such as integration of power and energy, high efficiency and compaction. In this paper, a switched reluctance double-rotor machine (SRDRM) is proposed for hybrid electric vehicles, while no conductor or PM in the middle rotor. This machine not only inherits the merits of switched reluctance machine, such as simple salient rotor structure, high reliability and wide speed range, but also can avoid the outer rotor’s cooling problem effectively. By using an equivalent magnetic circuit model, the function of middle rotor yoke is analyzed. Electromagnetic analyses of the SRDRM are performed with analytical calculations and 2-D finite element methods, including the effects of main parameters on performance. Finally, a 4.4 kW prototype machine is designed and manufactured, and the tests are performed, which validate the proposed design method. View Full-Text
Keywords: switched reluctance double-rotor machine (SRDRM); electromagnetic analysis; equivalent magnetic circuit model; hybrid electric vehicles switched reluctance double-rotor machine (SRDRM); electromagnetic analysis; equivalent magnetic circuit model; hybrid electric vehicles
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Han, S.; Cui, S.; Song, L.; Chan, C.C. Electromagnetic Analysis and Design of Switched Reluctance Double-Rotor Machine for Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Energies 2014, 7, 6665-6688.

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